Government asked what assessment they have made of the Burma Campaign’s “Dirty List”; and what plans they have to impose sanctions on any firm which supports Myanmar’s military.
Subject: Written answer to your QWA HL13040 received from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL13040):
Question Lord Alton of Liverpool:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Burma Campaign’s “Dirty List”; and what plans they have to impose sanctions on any firm which supports Myanmar’s military. (HL13040)
Tabled on: 08 February 2021
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:
The military’s influence is pervasive across Myanmar’s economy. Burma Campaign’s “Dirty List” is one valuable input into our thinking on the military economy. We are clear that Myanmar needs responsible investors. Her Majesty’s Government works closely with UK businesses to ensure that they conduct thorough due diligence to try and avoid exposure to military businesses. Between 2018 and 2020 the UK imposed targeted sanctions on 16 individuals responsible for human rights violations in Myanmar. We played a leading role in securing EU sanctions on 14 individuals. These have all been transitioned into UK law. In July 2020, we sanctioned the Commander-in-Chief and his Deputy, in our first tranche of designations under the Global Human Rights Sanctions regime. We have now sanctioned all six individuals named in the UN Fact Finding Mission Report.
We are working closely with international partners to ensure a coordinated and impactful response to the coup of 1 February. The UK will consider all the tools at its disposal, including sanctions.
Date and time of answer: 11 Feb 2021 at 17:42.